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    The 50,000 Watts are Fired Up and Ready to Go #EERS

    The 50,000 watts of the largest talk radio station in America are fired up and ready to go for the Erick Erickson Show.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. The show starts at 7:05 p.m.Consider this an open thread.

    The Horserace for August 25, 2011

    IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012NH Primary: Feb. 14, 2012NV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012SC Primary: Feb. 28, 2012Polls suggest it is “put up or shut up” time for Sarah Palin on whether she’ll run for President or, if not, assume the role of Kingmaker — and her endorsement will have power.Rick Perry has vaulted into the lead nationally, but I still have qualms with really calling | Read More »


    The distraction

    This Radtke business is a serious distraction from a larger issue.I am convinced that George Allen is not going to be able to beat Tim Kaine. And even if George Allen could beat Tim Kaine (and polling suggests he can), there is a more problematic issue — while I have no doubt George Allen will routinely tell the Democrats no, I also have no doubt | Read More »

    We Have More on Jamie Radtke

    Jamie Radtke tells Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics that she feels it is libelous for observers of her speech to say she was drunk as she says she was not drinking. Okay. Jamie Radtke says she was not drinking and I will believe her. That, friends, makes reports of her performance at the RedState Gathering even more appalling. UPDATED: There is now a letter | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 25, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For August 25, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Greg Sargent’s Imaginary Conflict   2. CBO’s Latest Budget and Economic Outlook is Unrealistic   3. Regarding Jamie Radtke   4. Rip Van Moonbeam Awakens And It’s Still 1980   5. Judging September 3rd  

    The Horserace, Perry as Front Runner, the Palin Factor, and the Crazies #EERS

    Since it’s Wednesday night, it’s a Horserace night. We’ll get into how the candidates are faring, look at Rick Perry as the front runner, analyze the Palin factor, and delve into the crazies I’ve been dealing with all day on this Jamie Radtke nonsense. The phone number is 1-800-WSB-TALK. You can listen live by clicking right here. Consider this an open thread.

    Dan Riehl and The Rest of the Story

    By the way, it is worth going here now. I thought it had all blown over and was going to let it go.One of the things Ben Smith wrote was:A leading conservative blogger and commentator, Erick Erickson, said he shifted his stance in a key Senate race because the company that publishes his is “socially connected” to former Virginia Senator George Allen.I never “shifted” | Read More »

    Regarding Jamie Radtke

    UPDATED: As I note here, Jamie Radtke insists through her lawyer and the press that she was not drinking, so you’ll have to ignore the reviews of those spectators who saw her performance and thought she had been. That, of course, raises other questions about her abilities on the campaign trail to give that performance sober. ———————————–I was fortunate not to witness Jamie Radtke’s speech | Read More »

    Judging September 3rd

    ABC News has a profile of the upcoming Palin speech and what it may or may not mean. We know for certain that she will not declare her candidacy for the Presidency that day. And despite the wishful thinking of a bunch of others, I really doubt she will endorse anyone else either.Peter Singleton who I know and respect is one of the volunteers on | Read More »

    Rick Perry As Front Runner?

    I wrote just last week that it was too soon to declare Rick Perry the new front runner in the race for the Republican nomination, but a week later things are starting to shape up well for him.Gallup polling dispels the idea that Perry cannot beat Barack Obama. They are tied among registered voters, which would more than likely put Perry ahead in likely voters. | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 24, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 24, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Rick Perry As Front Runner?2. This is really pathetic3. $500,000 of Green for Green Jobs, Red for the Rest of Us

    The Lightbulb Disinformation Conspiracy

    God help us, but if there is one uniform criticism from all sides, it is typically that we here at RedState are not team players. And I wear that proudly as a badge of honor. I’m not willing to sacrifice my conservatism for the GOP or a particular candidate.Nonetheless, it occasional drives people crazy that even folks on our supposed side sometimes get rebuked on | Read More »

    This is really pathetic

    This is unsurprising, but also really pathetic.”Conservative” elites are unhappy with the Republican field.Bill Kristol pines for a smart guy.Let me put this in perspective for you. The group of “smart” conservatives who were okay to let No Child Left Behind go through, who did little to oppose Medicare Part D, who advocated for TARP, and endorsed the idea of “big government” conservatives are unhappy | Read More »

    Boortz Took Another Vacation Day So I’m on the Radio

    I guess when you’ve been on the radio since Methusela roamed Israel, you get all the vacation days you want. (Kidding, Neal)In any event, Neal is playing golf so I’m on for him today. You can listen live right here and call in at 1-877-310-2100.Consider this an open thread.

    Morning Briefing for August 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 23, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. A New Day in Libya: Brief Thoughts on What Happened and What to Watch For2. The Entitlement Leviathan in Numbers3. The Palin Factor